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Coachella 2014

The 1975's Secret to Success: 'It's About Having a Creative Existence'

Vocalist Matthew Healy recaps the group's "surreal" world tour and teases new music from the Manchester indie-pop quartet

Last April, The 1975 were midway between the release of their third and fourth EPs, Music for Cars and IV. Depending on how closely you follow up-and-coming bands, you probably hadn't heard the bands insanely catchy singles like "Chocolate" or "Sex" yet. 

Now they're a featured act at Coachella.

Matthew Healy, vocalist for the UK-based indie-pop act, sat down with Fuse correspondent Jack Osbourne this past weekend at Coachella to run through how much his life has changed in the course of a year. Since the September release of their debut self-titled LP, which hit No. 1 on UK album sales charts, things have only moved up for the group. 

"We haven't really stopped...it's pretty much been perpetual touring," Healy said about the group's rapid rise. "I had never really done it...but now it's my reality." Healy said he and his bandmates have found comfort in things you wouldn't expect, like having your own pillow to sleep on while on the road.

The group has also learned what really matters most to them after experiencing their first taste of success. "It's all about making the music...it's about having a creative existence," he said, mentioning that chart position and sales figures are validating stats, but no longer the primary goal. "I used to chase a lot of things." 

Watch the full interview above for more information on the 1975's upcoming two-month-long U.S. tour and some teasers about what to expect from their next record.

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